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Table 7 Bayesian simple linear regression analyses of banded mongoose (northeastern Botswana, 2008 – 2011) responses in seasonal home ranges and seasonal core ranges to factors putatively associated with association with humans, metabolic scaling theory, and the resource dispersion hypothesis

From: Association with humans and seasonality interact to reverse predictions for animal space use

Response variable Pred.a nb β c 95% HPDId % Post.e DICf Interp.g
Predictor     LB UB < 0 > 0   
Seasonal home range size  
Dry season  
Building densityh - 9 -23.0 -49.4 3.1 96 4 102.9 HC
Building density (core)h - 9 -19.1 -36.4 -1.7 98 2 101.2 HC
Macrofauna densityi - 9 1.7×10−5 2.8×10−6 3.0×10−5 1 99 294.4 HC
Macrofauna density (core)i - 9 2.3×10−5 8.6×10−6 3.7×10−5 1 99 294.4 HC
Patch dispersion + 9 -11.8 -34.2 10.1 87 13 105.0 U
Group size + 9 -1.0 -4.7 2.8 72 28 106.2 U
Wet season  
Building densityh - 9 12.8 -34.2 59.6 27 73 88.8 U
Building density (core)h - 9 -28.3 -55.7 -0.7 98 2 84.3 HC
Macrofauna densityi - 9 7.1×10−6 5.1×10−6 9.0×10−6 1 99 1319.6 HC
Macrofauna density (core)i - 9 1.04×10−5 1.002×10−5 1.1×10−5 1 99 -75213.5 HC
Patch dispersion + 9 -10.0 -25.2 5.3 92 8 87 MC
Group size + 9 0.005 -5.1 5.2 50 50 89.2 U
Seasonal core range size  
Dry season  
Building densityh - 9 -7.2 -12.3 -2.2 99 1 78.7 HC
Macrofauna densityi - 9 7.7×10−6 2.9×10−6 1.2×10−5 1 99 -4316.3 HC
Patch dispersion + 9 -2.1 -8.9 4.4 76 24 86.1 U
Group size + 9 -0.2 -1.4 1.0 63 37 86.5 U
Wet season  
Building densityh - 9 -10.6 -14.2 -6.9 99 1 50.6 HC
Macrofauna densityi - 9 3.1×10−6 1.6×10−6 4.7×10−6 1 99 1208.9 HC
Patch dispersion + 9 -3.2 -6.4 -0.02 98 2 63.3 HC
Group size + 9 0.1 -1.3 1.5 45 55 68.1 U
  1. aPrediction of relationship based on theory
  2. bNumber of mongoose groups used
  3. cEffect size
  4. dHighest posterior density interval (HPDI) with lower bound (LB) and upper bound (UB)
  5. ePercentage of posterior distribution below or above zero
  6. fDeviance information criterion
  7. gRevised interpretation of the result (posterior): moderate certainty (MC), high certainty (HC), uncertainty (U)
  8. hNumber of buildings in home range or density (buildings ha −1)
  9. iNumber of macrofauna items theoretically available in home range or density (macrofauna m −2)